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Aug 21, 2015 10:23 PM CST
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Nursery/Garden Center Employee
I have several plants in my fairy garden, but I don't like how it turned out. I'm hoping to redo it tomorrow..I was wondering, what miniature plant could I put around an arbor/trellis? I attached a couple pictures of my garden currently...
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First attempt

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Added some little things

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The two new furniture pieces I got on sale.


I want to take out the mulch and use moss instead, and make a patio out of rock for the white table and umbrella. I have a few ideas... Any suggestions though?
If it grows, I can kill it.
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Aug 22, 2015 2:14 AM CST
Name: Ferne
Falkland, British Columbia, Ca
Ficus pumila (creeping fig) is the only thing that comes to mind that would have small enough leaves and stems flexible enough to tie into place on the tiny trellis. It's a fairly common, easy to grow tropical plant for indoor containers. It will try to creep and root around in the moss so you might need to keep some scissors handy to keep it going up around the trellis.
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Aug 22, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Nursery/Garden Center Employee
Okay thanks!
If it grows, I can kill it.
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Aug 22, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Another delicate vine you could try is Maurandya scandens (twining snapdragon). I had one in a one-gallon pot for about 3 years and it stayed fairly small and has small leaves. Out in the garden it gets fairly large, but in a pot, it's pretty well mannered. Probably have to start one from seed, tho.
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Aug 22, 2015 5:57 PM CST
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Nursery/Garden Center Employee
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If it grows, I can kill it.
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Aug 23, 2015 5:55 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Adorable! There is a mini gardening forum here. You can also search the database for plants indicated as suitable for mini gardens:
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Pasting a link to completed search doesn't seem to be working. Click plant database, then search by characteristics, click the box for "suitable for mini gardens," click search.
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Aug 23, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Oh that is charming! I love the little stream, too. Nicely done!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Aug 23, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Maybe go with a sedum. They are ground cover but they crawl along the ground and would grow tall enough to climb up the arbor.

How about something colorful

Sedum sieboldii f. variegatum
Variegated October Daphne (Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum')

Sedum spurium Tri-Color
Sedum (Phedimus spurius 'Tricolor')
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Aug 23, 2015 11:36 PM CST
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Nursery/Garden Center Employee
I just went with a miniature vine we had at work. It worked quite well and I'll just keep it trimmed as needed. Thank You!
If it grows, I can kill it.
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